Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

Course Description

Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.2 prepares students for the Cisco CCNA Data Center certification and for associate-level data center roles. The course covers foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies, including networking technologies, data center network virtualization, unified computing, data center automation and orchestration, and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

Learning Objectives

  • Describe switch and machine virtualization Describe network virtualization, including overlays, virtual switches, and the Cisco Nexus 1000V solution
  • Describe Cisco FabricPath and Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) connectivity
  • Describe Ethernet port channels and virtual port channels (vPC) and Cisco Unified Fabric
  • Identify Cisco UCS components
  • Describe Cisco UCS organizational hierarchy and role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Describe how to deploy servers in Cisco UCS
  • Describe the purpose and advantages of application programming interfaces (API)
  • Describe cloud computing basic concepts
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director, its functional blocks and deployment models
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director Orchestration features;  policies, virtual data centers, workflows, and catalogs
  • Describe Cisco ACI, traffic forwarding through the Cisco ACI fabric, as well as programming and orchestration capabilities
  • Explain traffic forwarding mechanisms in Cisco ACI
  • Describe programmability and orchestration capabilities of Cisco ACI

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)


  1. Configure Virtual Routing and Forwarding by Using SSH
  2. Explore the Elements of Virtual Device Contexts
  3. Install VMware ESXi and vCenter
  4. Configure Cisco FabricPath
  5. Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
  6. Configure Virtual Port Channels
  7. Configure Virtual Port Channels with FEX
  8. Configure Unified Ports on Cisco Nexus Switch and Implement FCoE
  9. Explore Cisco UCS Server Environment
  10. Configure Local RBAC
  11. Configure Cisco UCS to Boot Servers from SAN
  12. Configure Cisco NX-OS with APIs
  13. Explore the Management Information Tree of the Cisco UCS Manager XML API
  14. Configure User Accounts in Cisco UCS Director
  15. Add Virtual and Physical Accounts to Cisco UCS Director
  16. Customize Cisco UCS Director
  17. Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities
  18. Use Cisco UCS Director Orchestration Features

Who Should Attend

Network designers, administrators, engineers, and managers, Storage administrators, Server administrators, Program managers, Project managers, Systems engineers

Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16